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September 29, 2014 10:30 ET

Government of Canada Marks Early Completion of the Ile des Soeurs Temporary Causeway-Bridge

Bypass to minimize traffic impacts during construction of the new bridge for the St. Lawrence corridor project

VERDUN, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 29, 2014) - Infrastructure Canada

Minister Lebel today marked the early completion of the Île des Soeurs temporary causeway-bridge, an important milestone in the new bridge for the St. Lawrence corridor project.

Over the next few weeks, traffic will be diverted from the existing Île des Soeurs Bridge to this new bypass bridge. This measure will improve safety and minimize traffic disruptions until a new Île des Soeurs Bridge is built. An extra lane dedicated to public transit and a widened multi-use path will improve traffic flow in the corridor and enhance the safety of cyclists and pedestrians during upcoming construction.

The Government of Canada is committed to having the new bridge for the St. Lawrence in service by 2018 and to having the remainder of the corridor project, including the reconstruction of Autoroute 15 and the new Île des Sœurs Bridge, completed by 2020.

Quick Facts

  • The temporary causeway-bridge (bypass bridge) will allow for an uninterrupted flow of traffic during the construction of the permanent Île des Soeurs Bridge as part of the new bridge for the St. Lawrence corridor project.
  • The new bridge for the St. Lawrence, including the new Île des Soeurs Bridge, will be built responsibly, as a public-private partnership to provide best value for money for Canadians and to ensure that the project will be delivered on time and on budget.
  • The new bridge for the St. Lawrence corridor project will create thousands of jobs and have a positive impact on the Canadian economy.

Quotes

"This is an important milestone worthy of celebration. Completed months ahead of schedule and on budget, the causeway-bridge will ensure that people from the Montreal region can continue to travel through the region with minimal disruptions during the construction of the new bridge for the St. Lawrence. Looking forward, the new bridge for the St. Lawrence corridor project will be a valuable addition to the greater Montréal region."

The Honourable Denis Lebel

Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

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For information about the upcoming construction blitzes required to put the causeway-bridge in service, visit: champlainbridge.ca

Additional Links

Learn more about the new bridge for the St. Lawrence corridor project by visiting http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/nbsl-npsl/index-eng.html

To see the REAL-TIME progress of the temporary causeway-bridge worksite, visit: http://jccbi.ca/bridges-structures/new-causeway-bridge-for-li/

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Contact Information

  • Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
    Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and
    Minister of the Economic Development Agency
    of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
    613-943-1838

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
    media@infc.gc.ca

    Jean-Vincent Lacroix
    Director, Communications
    Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI)
    Office: 450 651-8771, ext. 232
    Cell: 514 249-1940
    jlacroix@pjcci.ca